Third-party funding is uncommon in Cyprus. Opinions vary on whether such activities are permissible since this issue has not yet been put before the courts. The Cyprus courts could adopt similar principles to those of English law in relation to this matter in order to allow third-party funding in litigation or alternative dispute resolution proceedings. However, those seeking to adopt such a procedure must be careful since the Cyprus courts might be reluctant to allow it.
Despite being in an early stage of development, oil and gas projects are the most contentious type of energy project in Cyprus due to public concerns about health, safety and environmental impact. The most important lesson learned from such projects is the need for education. Local decision makers and the local community must be informed that their health and the environment are not in danger and that there is therefore no reason to oppose such energy projects.
Employment legislation has helped to promote diversity in the workplace in Cyprus. Employees and prospective employees are now more aware of their rights regarding discrimination in the workplace, as more information regarding equality is available and employees are better equipped to demand their rights through the appropriate bodies.
This week George Z Georgiou & Associates outlines the issues that employers should consider before introducing a 'bring your own device' policy in Cyprus. Internal directions, guidelines, handbooks and confidentiality agreements – both for the duration of the employment contract and thereafter – will be crucial tools in implementing the successful roll-out of this model.